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23-Year-Old Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision in Columbia, South Carolina

January 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, SC. – According to a news story reported online at, a 23-year-old man died in a hit-and-run collision in Columbia, South Carolina. The driver of a vehicle hit the man while he was walking in the road, and then the driver fled the scene. The victim’s name has been released.* 

The collision occurred on January 21 or January 22, but it is not clear which day. The time of the accident was also not reported. A man was walking along Monticello Road in Columbia, when a passing vehicle struck him in the 9400 block of the roadway. It is not clear whether the man was walking on the side of the road or was attempting to cross the road at the time. 

The driver of the vehicle did not stop after the crash and left the scene. The driver has not been identified, and the vehicle’s make and model were not reported. 

The pedestrian was fatally injured, and officials pronounced him dead at the scene of the collision. The Richland County Coroner’s Office said the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head and torso. The coroner’s office identified the man as 23-year-old Roderick D’Wayne Anderson, of Winnsboro, South Carolina. Anderson was just days away from his 24th birthday, which would have been January 28.

The driver of the vehicle is still missing, and authorities are searching for him or her. They are asking for the public’s help. Anyone who has information about this collision can contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.

South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Richland County Coroner’s Office are still investigating this accident, and no additional information has been released at this time. 

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